When prom season rolls around every Spring, there is inevitably some new prom dress trend that all of the teens are sporting. (I say “teens” because I am a crotchety, old twenty-something.)
This year, however, it seems as though high schoolers are embracing a surprisingly sweet and heartfelt trend: wearing their moms’ old prom dresses to the prom.
It’s unclear what kickstarted this nostalgic trend, but it’s definitely clear that teenage prom attendees are clamoring to give a sentimental hat-tip to their mothers. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that teenagers this year have a decidedly better crop of old-school fashion trends to choose from, considering many of their mothers were probably attending prom in the late ’80s or possibly even early ’90s.
Whatever the reason, the results are truly some throwback gold.
Turns out, these moms had some pretty timeless taste, even in high school.
It’s truly amazing how these teens managed to bring new life to these dresses, multiple decades later.
Mom could definitely rock a high slit, y’all.
Those 1980s necklines are definitely coming back into fashion.
Some teens even went so far as to recreate their moms’ old prom photos (as if this whole thing weren’t already Cute Overload).
And one girl actually wore the same dress that was worn by her grandmother, her aunt and her mother (so she gets triple points).
So, I must give these teenagers some major props for bucking modern conventions and repurposing these inherited fashions. Why wear a brand new dress (which you’re probably only going to wear once) when you could wear a dress that actually tells a story?
After all, a memorable dress definitely ensures a memorable night.